Unemployment at it's lowest since 1975

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The latest figures show that UK unemployment fell by 65,000 to 1.36 million in three months to June - the lowest for more than 40 years, official figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show.

This continues a trend seen since the 2016 Brexit vote.

The UK workforce is shrinking at the same time as vacancies for skills and labour are growing., according to the CBI.

Low unemployment figures can mean filling a vacancy more challenging for businesses.  We are already seeing shortage in candidates with digital experience, especially programmers, this may become more wide spread.

We are also seeing a trend for people not looking to move roles so readily.  We can assume this is due to the uncertainty in the economy.  Reports of retail businesses closing and no clear plans for Brexit is leaving employees feeling safer with their current roles, so they are not actively looking.

With over 20 years working in the recruitment industry Green Shoots Recruitment is well placed to advise employers on the best way to attract the best candidates in these challenging times

Things to consider are salary and benefits, holidays, pension, healthy cover, working environment and flexible working. Job seekers tell me it's not all about the salary it's the whole package that interests them.

Ann Downs 

Green Shoots Recruitment Ltd